Durable and dependable, granite is a great choice for kitchen countertops. Available in a wide variety of colors and textures, granite has been used for decades as a surfacing option. Granite is one of the world’s most abundant natural stones and is found on every continent. As a rule, granite can be used indoors and outdoors for kitchens and bath countertops. Granite has a Mohs Scale rating of 6-7, depending on color.